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Getting Around the Port of San Diego
Parking at the waterfront is easy and convenient. You’ll find options for short-term parking, long-term parking, covered parking, oversized vehicle parking and boat trailer parking. Overnight and cruise guest parking is available at designated, 24-hour lots in downtown San Diego. Covered parking is offered at Wyndham San Diego Bayside, located across the street from San Diego’s two cruise ship terminals.
Traveling along the waterfront is simple and fun. Explore the Port using walkways, bike paths, carpools, ride-sharing, bus service or the Trolley, San Diego's light rail system. Launch your boat, kayak or paddleboard from one of the many boat launches or beaches and explore offshore!
Long Term/Cruise Parking
There are several options for parking for your cruise from the Port of San Diego.
San Diego Downtown Waterfront Parking Lots
Parking Meters and Pay Stations
The Port of San Diego operates parking meters and pay stations along North Embarcadero, Tuna Harbor, Ruocco Park, Embarcadero Marina Park North and Embarcadero Marina Park South, the Crescent area, Spanish Landing and Shelter Island.
Disabled Person Parking
Find out parking information for disabled person (DP) or disabled veteran (DV) displaying special license plates or a distinguishing placards.
- Pay a parking citation
- Parking citation appeals
- Parking citation payment plan
Frequently Asked Questions
Where can I park overnight?
ABM Parking (Harbor Island Elbow Lot) - 851 Harbor Island Drive
Open: 24/7 – Long Term Parking Click here for map
Park N’ Fly has overnight and long term parking at their 4 lots on Pacific Highway. www.pnf.com for reservations.
There is no overnight parking in the parks which all close at 10:30pm.
Do I need to pay for parking if I am charging my Electric Vehicle (EV)?
Yes, you will need to pay for parking while charging your vehicle. The Port has various designated EV charging stations located throughout our tidelands. Opens to new website
Where can I park my oversized vehicle?
The Port of San Diego has two designated parking lots open 24/7 designated for this use. Long term parking map
*Oversized vehicles are not allowed to occupy and pay for two meter stalls.
Can I park my vehicle at any of the boat launch ramps overnight?
San Diego Bay has four (4) boat launching facilities located in convenient site around the harbor. (https://www.portofsandiego.org/harbor-police/get-boating-info/269-boat-…)
- Shelter Island and Glorietta Bay Boat Launch Ramp – up to 72 hour parking as designated for vehicles with trailers only. Trailers must be attached to vehicle. Vehicles or trailers parking separately will be cited and/or towed.
- National City and Chula Vista Boat Launch Ramp – No overnight parking, see posted hours.
Can I park in Public Park after hours or overnight?
No person shall enter, remain, stay or loiter in any Public Park (to include a parked vehicle) between the hours of 10:30 p.m. and 6:00 a.m. of the following day (San Diego Unified Port Code Section 8.02).